I'm teaching a simple class in bookbinding for kids. Just a few quick, fun, simple little bindings. I do hope that some people can make it. I realise that Thursday afternoon isn't the ideal time for everyone. I didn't specifically plan it to come out that way! Anyway the people at the children's library have been super good about publicising it, so fingers crossed.
I've just finished putting together the poster for the artists' publications event I've been organising for the Central Library. Sarah Trigg of Trigger Editions and Otto of Ottobooks were kind enough to provide images for the poster.
It'll be a fairly cosy affair in the library's café area, starting around 10am on Saturday 12th March (or earlier, if the stallholders are morning people!). I'm hoping for a nice big Saturday crowd at the library to help them shift some books. I've been working on a Mail Art exhibition to run upstairs in the Reference Library at the same time -more on that soon.
Over the last few days I've been working on my PhD studies and trying to get a little book together for an exhibition around a 'sitting room' theme. I've been working on ideas around grandfather clocks.
Today is going to be all about setting down some of my ideas into the structures already in place for the progression exam writing I'm doing. There are plenty of ideas and sufficient theoretical framework in the background, even though the more I see of it, the better I would like to delve into it more fully. In particular the theoretical articulation of how studio parctice is a form of research. I'm reading Graeme Sullivan's book on this just now, which is ever-so-slowly peeling away layers of theoretical grounding: I'm waiting for the chapter where he begins his exposition of the theoretical heuristics that allow the richness of research within artistic practice to be examined critically. As I say, I'd rather know more about my application of this at the moment. Beyond a certain hermeneutic program of interrogating and instigatingmy work through the selfsame questioning matrix that I will be bringing to my case-study data, I'm not too specific about how cog 'a' will mesh with gear 'c'. I suspect it's something that by definition will work itself out in the hermeneutic process.
Be that as it may, I'm now writing so as to have a locus to edit, to add ideas to. At the moment, I'm conscious of having many different vectors of thought on and around my research interests and in tandem with several interpretations of the web of theoretical and other 'outside' references.